Interview: Pert Near Sandstone

Long winters spent cozied up indoors lend themselves to fruitful periods of creativity in the Land of 10,000 Lakes; in the last fifteen years, there have been a plethora of phenomenal string bands born in Minnesota. “I think it’s called the… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Should I” by 3hattrio

Southeastern Utah-based 3hattrio, makers of  “American desert music”, is comprised of Hal Cannon (co-founder of the Deseret String Band, founder of the Western Folklife Center, and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering), Greg Istock (painter, producer, and scholar of experimental jazz and… Continue Reading

Recent Release Review: Moonsville Collective – Heavy Howl

When one thinks of music from the Southern California region, those thoughts probably do not include a string band combining bluegrass overtones with a touch of classic rock. Despite the anachronistic sound, Moonsville Collective brings a fresh, modern feel to their songs… Continue Reading